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Sculptor Herbert Haseltine with Man o’ War statue, 1948

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Sculptor Herbert Haseltine stood beside his statue of Man o’ War at its unveiling on Oct. 16, 1948, at Samuel Riddle’s Faraway Farm, where the great red horse was buried. Haseltine returned from France for the unveiling. The sculptor began working on the statue in 1941. He spent one to two hours a day for six months with the horse and made three consecutive models, each progressively larger than the first. The 3,000-pound statue was cast in bronze in nine pieces. It was brought to Lexington from New York two weeks before the unveiling and was mounted on its pedestal under the supervision of Danny Carter, Haseltine’s assistant. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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